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A Guide to Spring 2012 Documentary Film Classes

A Guide to the Spring 2012 Documentary classes. Spring 2012 Doc Class Sampler It's that time of the year again – time to register for next semester's classes! In order to make planning your schedule a bit easier, we have compiled this helpful guide consisting of a list of the documentary related classes being offered […]

November 15, 2011 0
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Upcoming Community Screenings

Community Cinema Chicago presents their the 2011 – 2012 season! Where: Chicago Cultural Center in the Claudia Cassidy Theater 78 E. Washington St. (across from Millennium Park) When: SEPTEMBER 29, Thursday, 6:30 PM Women, War & Peace: Peace Unveiled What is it about: When the U.S. troop surge was announced in late 2009, women in […]

September 9, 2011 0
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Documentary Faculty & Alumni Inspire Social Change

Documentaries are primarily made to educate and entertain.  But in some special cases, the impact of their content goes much further.  As faculty member Jeff Spitz would say, “The outreach and impacts from a documentary film can ripple across a decade or more, inspire congress and move mountains.” Jeff's feature documentary “Return of the Navajo Boy” […]

September 5, 2011 0
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Viva Doc Alumn Wins Student Academy Award

There was no doubt in anybody’s mind that Wonjung Bae is one of the rising young stars in the documentary production field.  She has a considerable knack for capturing emotions and tones, while always having a realistic mindset about what logistics productions will entail. We were so happy for Wonjung when, over the summer, we […]

September 4, 2011 0
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Viva Doc Alumns at Kartemquin Films

One of the advantages of being involved with Viva Doc is meeting industry professionals and other great networking opportunities. Recently, Viva Doc is proud to announce that a number of our current members and alumns have found themselves interning and even working for esteemed, award-winning documentary production companies (including Towers, Kurtis, and Kartemquin). Viva Doc […]

September 4, 2011 0
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For Those Who Struggle

Friday, September 9, 2011, 6 – 9pm Batey Urbano 2620 W. Division Chicago, IL Batey Urbano Presents: “For the people who struggle” Matt Mcanna is a student at Columbia College Chicago.  The documentary, For Those Who Struggle, began as a class project during the 2011 Spring Semester. Well received by his class and professor, Mcanna extended the […]

September 4, 2011 0
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Tip o’ the Month – Marketing and Social Media Tools

Steph Bleyer, founder of Six Foot Chipmunk, talks about her favorite tech tools that help clients reach and activate new audiences. Here’s a peek inside her toolbox: Call2Action – Customizable, sharable widget. It’s like a mini-website. Trumps YouTube for embedding films trailers on Facebook (and every other platform). It’s a must-have for every film engagement campaign. […]

February 24, 2011 0
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Tip o’ the Month – Doc Production

While a lot can be planned out prior to a documentary shoot (at least, more than folks assume), there are often some on-the-fly decisions that need to be made.  Here is a little pointer that could prove useful in that situation: Follow this rule: Wow, So Glad I Focused! W – White Balance (is your camera balanced for daylight or […]

February 16, 2011 0
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Crew Needed for Skate Park Doc

My name is Paulina Jimenez and I'm the Chair of the Villa Park Skatepark Committee (VPSC). The Villa Park Skatepark Committee (VPSC) includes kids that are BMX bikers, skateboarders and rollerbladers, interested parents, school board members and several business people. Formed over three years ago, I decided to help the BMX bikers/skaters get organized after […]

November 15, 2010 0
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Kartemquin Films Offers Insight Into Critique Process

Kartemquin Films, one of the most reputable documentary production companies in the will be coming to the Doc Center this week to demonstrate the art of the peer review.  Known for their usually merciless stance on their review subjects, they can also be highly instrumental in making a film the best it can possibly be. […]

November 15, 2010 0
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